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(OT) ISO tool for producing animated GIFs via command line

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Hello out there,
this is OT but maybe some of you were in the past faced with the same
problem: I have lots of sequences of GIF files to combine into
animated GIFs. I can do it 'by hand' with Microsofts Gif Animator, but
given the amount of files I have to process, a tool which can be
controlled from the command line looks much more attractive.

Googling led me to WhirlGif, and I got it compiled (Windows) - but it
appears to not like my GIFs and produces garbage.

Any links will be greatly appreciated.
Best regards
Helmut Giese
Jun 16 '06 #1
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Helmut Giese wrote:
Hello out there,
this is OT but maybe some of you were in the past faced with the same
problem: I have lots of sequences of GIF files to combine into
animated GIFs. I can do it 'by hand' with Microsofts Gif Animator, but
given the amount of files I have to process, a tool which can be
controlled from the command line looks much more attractive.

Googling led me to WhirlGif, and I got it compiled (Windows) - but it
appears to not like my GIFs and produces garbage.

Any links will be greatly appreciated.
Best regards
Helmut Giese

I am a linux user. I know GIMP has been ported to windows machines but
do not know if GIMPSHOP has. Look for GIMP with some video processing
functions.

Recently I busted a movie into jpg's for each frame and converted it to
gif's and then into a 35,000 layer animated image. Took about 10 minutes
and most of that was going to get a cup of coffee.

Dave
Jun 16 '06 #2

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Helmut Giese wrote:
animated GIFs. I can do it 'by hand' with Microsofts Gif Animator, but
given the amount of files I have to process, a tool which can be
controlled from the command line looks much more attractive.


ImageMagick can do this.

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Jun 16 '06 #3

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On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 17:58:44 GMT, Dave Kelly
<da********@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi Dave,
yeah, one hears marvellous stories about Gimp. I hadn't known it had
been ported to Windows - even GimpShop has.
So now I have it installed on my box - it's a bit overwhelming for
someone (like me) who has no background whatsoever in doing image
manipulation. I even found a tutorial on producing animated GIF with
it - must have been written for an older version though, because the
description and screenshots just didn't match.
After 2 hours I gave up, came back here and found the second reply to
my posting, so I had something else to try out. :)
I am a linux user. I know GIMP has been ported to windows machines but
do not know if GIMPSHOP has. Look for GIMP with some video processing
functions.

Recently I busted a movie into jpg's for each frame and converted it to
gif's and then into a 35,000 layer animated image. Took about 10 minutes
and most of that was going to get a cup of coffee.

Lucky you. Thanks for the info and have a nice weekend.
Helmut Giese
Jun 17 '06 #4

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On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 19:35:17 +0100, Toby Inkster
<us**********@tobyinkster.co.uk> wrote:
Helmut Giese wrote:
animated GIFs. I can do it 'by hand' with Microsofts Gif Animator, but
given the amount of files I have to process, a tool which can be
controlled from the command line looks much more attractive.


ImageMagick can do this.

Hi Toby,
yes, and I even managed to get it to work. It produces some curious
error messages but the results are fine, so I'm a happy camper now.
Thanks and have a nice weekend
Helmut Giese
Jun 17 '06 #5

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